Bishop of the Ordinariate of the Chair of St. Peter to visit Louisville

On March 16, Bishop Steven Lopes of the Ordinariate of the Chair of St. Peter will address a gathering at St. Martin of Tours Church, 639 South Shelby Street. The evening will begin at 6 p.m. with an organ recital by Simon Pick followed by Choral Evensong. All are invited to attend.

Bishop Lopes will present “The Ordinariate, Mutual Enrichment and the New Evangelization,” and discuss how the Ordinariate provides a source of mutual enrichment for the wider church through its approach to liturgy, prayer, the Bible and parish life.

On March 17 at 3 p.m., Bishop Lopes will celebrate a Solemn Pontifical Mass in the Ordinariate Form at St. Martin of Tours.

The Ordinariate, established in 2012 by Pope Benedict and headquartered in Houston, is a diocese-like structure that spans the United States and Canada and encompasses Catholics who were nurtured in the Anglican tradition. The Our Lady and St. John Ordinariate Community of Louisville is hosted by St. Martin of Tours parish. Father Jonathan Erdman serves as the priest of the Ordinariate community and as associate pastor at St. Margaret Mary Church.

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